American automaker Ford has begun construction of a new plant near Dearborn, Michigan, where it will produce an electric version of the popular US F-150 pickup. This was reported by the Bloomberg resource with reference to insiders.
The new facility is located at the Ford River Rouge Complex. Its construction will cost the company $ 700 million. In addition to the electric F-150 pickup, it will produce a hybrid version of the F-150 Power Boost. According to the car company, the new production facility will provide jobs for 300 people.
The first production electric pickup, the F-150, is expected to roll off the assembly line in mid-2022. This means the company is lagging behind the competition as the Tesla Cybertruck and General Motors’ electric Hummer pickup will begin production in late 2021. Electric vehicle startup Rivian plans to launch production of the first electric pickup truck in early 2021 (along with an electric crossover). Its production had to be postponed due to COVID-19.
Ford is also planning to introduce new technology into the electric F-150 that will allow it to be used as a mobile power source for a variety of purposes, from camping to workplaces.
The company said the electric F-150 will have twin electric motors to deliver more power and torque than any version of the regular F-150.
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